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Reoccuring sinus polyps

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  • Posted By: Jstogs
  • July 22, 2008
  • 04:23 AM

I cant seem to shake the polyps in my sinuses. I've had two sinus surgeries in the past 3 years to remove the polyps. Their back! I haven't had my CT scan but I know their back because my nasal passages are swollen again and when I have a beer my sinuses inflame and cause severe swelling and discomfort. The last time I had surgery on my sinuses is when I was in Germany. I asked the doctor there why my face swelled and why the tissue in my nose would swell to the point where no matter how hard I tried to inhale through my nose I couldn't. He said that the alcohol thins the blood so it travels faster through out the body and that the polyps in my sinuses would block the flow of blood there by causing a backup of blood pooling in my sinuses . It didn't seem to make much sense to me. Anyway, my symptoms are swollen nasal passages, constant dripping of mucus down the back of my throat. Shortened breath, swollen face around my sinuses, black circles under my eyes, drained energy, my mucus is mostly clear with occasional 1/4 inch splotches of yellow-orange mucus. I blow out of my nose at relatively full blast but when I try to inhale at full strength the tissue in the back of my nasal passages vibrates and slaps together repeatedly causing pain. The only other problems I have with my health are 3 allergies to mold, aspirin, and ibuprofen. I've been using a nose bath of sea salts daily since the second surgery which was last august. The last ENT is saw again in Germany... said that his opinion is my polyps are caused by my allergy to aspirin and that aspirin is in many foods and that until I underwent aspirin immunology I was always going to have polyps.

Is this the truth?

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